Weekly Newsletter from Christian Vegetarian Association CVA - February 24, 2023
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

  1. Activist Feedback
  2. Looking for a Moral Compass: Inspiring Stories
  3. All-Creatures.Org Ministry

1. Activist Feedback

Rick Hershey writes:

Dianne and I handed out 2000 CVA booklets at INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita for Winter Jam today. As usual, most of the booklets went to kids.

Upcoming Winter Jam events:

2/24 State College, PA Bryce Jordan Center
2/25 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
2/26 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center
3/2 Springfield, MO Great Southern Bank Arena
3/3 Kansas City, MO T-Mobile Center
3/4 Oklahoma City, OK Paycom Center
3/5 Southaven, MS Landers Center
3/10 Birmingham, AL Legacy Arena
3/11 Greenville, SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena
3/12 Tupelo, MS Cadence Bank Arena
3/17 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
3/18 Louisville, KY Freedom Hall
3/19 N. Little Rock, AR Simmons Bank Arena
3/23 Boise, ID ExtraMile Arena
3/24 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
3/25 Portland, OR Veterans Memorial Coliseum
3/26 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena

As Rick’s reports illustrate, these events are perfect for leafleting – young, enthusiastic people who are receptive to our message. If you volunteer, the CVA donates $25/hr to the veg. or animal advocacy group of your choice. To learn more, contact Lorena at lorenavalenziveg@gmail.com

2. Looking for a Moral Compass: Inspiring Stories

As previously discussed, we need stories that can inspire and guide us. Fortunately, virtually all religions feature stories that teach the importance of compassion, mercy, and service to others. Even secular thinkers have heroes who embraced these attributes.

For Christians, among the stories I find inspiring is Jesus’ evident equanimity while suffering on the cross. He had taught nonviolence, gained a following of people who would carry his message to future generations, and dedicated his life to serving God. One of the lessons is that, however difficult our lives might be, we may find meaning.

Then, we have the saints, such as Francis of Assisi, who had compassion for everyone, including nonhumans. And, we have modern saints, such as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Even though he was not perfect, he remains an icon of resolve and courage.

We do not need to believe that cherished stories are historically accurate. Rather, our shared stories affirm common values. People can disagree about many things, and they can experience conflict as they compete for economic or social prizes, but those who share reverence for stories are often committed to each other.

Creative people, through literature, film, and other media, can generate stories that inspire people. What should those stories teach? I will offer thoughts on that next.

Stephen R. Kaufman, MD

3. From All-Creatures.Org Ministry

"We do not need to torment animals to study human illnesses, and in fact, animal research will always be fundamentally flawed when applied to the human system."

Read this and so much more in these editions. Our weekly newsletter contains up-to-the-minute good news for animals, action alerts, vegan/animal rights stories, poetry, and prose, thought provoking articles, vegan religion and spirituality, recipes, events, and much more!

All-Creatures.org Newsletter, February 15, 2023

All-Creatures.org Newsletter, February 22, 2023

Do you have things that you would like to see included? Then send it to veda@all-creatures.org


In the Love of the Lord,
Frank L Hoffman


Tams Nicholson
Executive Directress

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